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Category Archives: Mini-reviews

Mini-review: Kuma’s Corner

Kuma’s Corner 2900 W. Belmont 773-604-8769 With over twenty burgers to choose from — all with boldly-combined toppings and named after metal bands — this lively Avondale bar/restaurant is the Hot Doug’s of hamburgers. Some of the offerings are downright outrageous such as the Slayer, a “pile of fries topped with a half-pound burger, chili, [...]

Mini-review: bin wine cafe

bin wine cafe 1559 N. Milwaukee 773-486-2233 bin wine cafe is the casual neighborhood outpost of River North’s Bin 36. The fare is basic, though not generic, and pairs well with the extensive, affordable wine list. Vibe: Wicker Park hipsters and Bucktown yuppies in a loud, cozy space. Cost: $5-$18 for appetizers and entrees; $13-$15 [...]

Mini-review: Hot Doug’s

Hot Doug’s 3324 N. California 773-279-9550 Open 10:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Saturday. Also closed on random days for vacation; call or check www.hotdougs.com for info. This sausage lover’s mecca offers your basic Chicago dog, brats, and polish, but they really impress with their adventurous specialty sausage and game meat options. A couple [...]